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Baking Essentials
Beginners Cakes & Dessert Cake Decoration Course 

There are so many home bakers looking to do more, make more and have everyone at home enjoy more.  Well then this course is for you!!! Its time to incorporate some these new and go to recipes to your home schedule.  Enjoy the process of making simple sponge based tea cakes & dessert cakes. This is a brief introduction to baking methods and skills.  Here is making baking fun, as stress reliever and bringing you some happiness. 

Looking to learn 

  • Process of making sponge based products 

  • Loaf Cake

  • Muffins 

  • Biscuit / Cookie

  • Dessert Cakes 

You will Bake​​​

  • Naked Carrot Cake 

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies 

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  • Persian Rose Sponge Cake with Pistachios 

  • Chocolate Multi Layered Torte Cake  

 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Baking Techniques 

  • Baking Process 

  • Measuring Process 

  • Mixing Methods 

  • Ingredients​

​Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners 

Duration:  1 Day Course

                  (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,500

Suitable for: Anyone! ​Perfect for all looking to enjoy delicacies that can be made at home and enjoyed with family. Simply yet Elegant and fun.  Also suitable for Teens with no prior baking experience and whom are looking to explore baking before doing a certificate course

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience.

 

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Complete Cupcake, Buttercream &
Cupcake Decoration Course

All you need to know to Master the Art of Buttercream, condensed into super easy-to-follow. We teach you the essential buttercream skills for filling, icing and decorating.  To explore buttercream to its fullest, there is no better way than a variety of piping techniques and decoration on cupcakes that can also be done one cakes.

  • It may seem like everyone you see online has mastered that flawless finish and beautiful buttercream design techniques.

  • You should be able to create these buttercream beauties too and work confidently with buttercream to get a flawless finish every time.

Looking to learn 

  • Elegant and contemporary Cupcake Designs

  • Moist Cupcake Recipes

  • Variety of Buttercream Piping Techniques 

  • Fondant Cupcake Decoration 

You will Bake & Make 

  • 12 Vanilla sponge cupcakes 

  • 12 Red Velvet sponge cupcakes 

  • 12 Blue Velvet sponge cupcakes 

  • Perfect you Buttercream Frosting 

  • Make your very own well balance and stable Frosting / Icing - This is a much for everyone!!  

Introduction Piping Techniques

  • Flower Bouquet 

  • Classic Nozzle

  • Russian Nozzle 

  • Ombre Buttercream Design 

  • Fondant Flowers 

  • Buttercream Roses 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Over 15 various cupcake designs 

  • Buttercream Frosting Designs

  • Buttercream Flowers & Leaves  

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement provided upon request

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration: 1 Day Certified Course 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,500 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner

                     baker or has a fair level of baking

                     experience. 

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Introduction to Sugar Craft
Fondant Cake Decoration Certified Course 

NOVELTY CAKES & SPECIFIC THEME DESIGNED CAKES

 

What are novelty cakes, they are cakes designed around a theme such as lego, micky mouse, peppa pig or pop it cakes.  It can certainly be the most frustrating aspect of cake-making, and demands quite a lot of know how to get it right. 

Plastic Icing / Fondant on a cake can sometimes be overlooked. But it can make or break a design.

  • A professional looking cake is only possible once the outer layer has been perfected. 

  • A perfectly covered cake is a beautiful blank canvas which lets your decoration and design truly shine. Once you’ve mastered this, you are able to continue and add variety of designs and figurines that give your cake a vibe!!!

Looking to learn

  • Plastic Icing / Fondant Cake Decoration 

  • Plastic Icing / Fondant Figurines / Cake Toppers 

  • Design Novelty Cakes 

You will Bake & Make 

  • Cover dummy cakes 

  • Bake a Cake 

  • Cover a Baked Cake 

  • Various Figurines 

 

Sugar Craft Decoration ​

  • 3 final and complete sugar craft cake designs 

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Skills & Techniques 

  • Plastic Icing Techniques

  • Sugar Craft Cake Decoration  

  • Fondant Cake Toppers 

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement provided upon request at an additional fee. 

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners & Intermediate 

Duration: 2 Day Certified Course 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,900 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner baker or

                      has a fair level of baking experience.

                      Looking to expand their skills in

                      sugar craft and plastics icing. 

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Cakes & Buttercream Cake Decoration Certified Course 

The Ultimate Birthday Cake & Celebration Cake Course. Learn the baking methods, recipes, & essential tips and techniques covering the art AND the science of baking sponge based products and perfecting buttercream cake decoration.  All the skills are techniques required to make attractive, modern and elegant cakes.

Looking to learn 

  • Marble Effect Cake

  • Fault Line Cake

  • Tall Cakes with Buttercream & Sharp Edges 

  • Buttercream Classic Piping 

  • Isomalt Cake Toppers

You will Bake & Make 

  • French Inspired Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Cakes 

  • Churro Muffins 

  • Vegan Choc Chip Cookies 

  • Vanilla Sponge Cake 

  • Carrot Sponge Cake

  • Chocolate Sponge Cake 

 

Introduction to Cake Toppers & Fondant 

Cake Topper Decoration 

  • Isomalt Designs 

Sugar Craft Fondant Toppers 

  • Roses & Lilies 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Decorate buttercream cakes

  • Fault line Buttercream Techniques 

  • Layers sponge cakes 

  • Crumb coating 

  • Secure with dowels 

  • Sharp edges 

  • Sugar & Isomalt Craft Cake Toppers 

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement 

Level of Skills learnt:  Intermediate 

Duration: 3 Day Certified Course 

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R6,000 

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner

                     baker or has a fair level of baking

                     experience

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Edible Gum-paste Sugar Flower Certified Course 

CAKE TOPPERS ESPECIALLY FOR CLASSIC BIRTHDAY, ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING CAKES

Sugar Flowers will add that special touch to your cakes.  What makes these flowers a definite hit is that are made with gum paste is a sugar dough.  This dough is stretchable, elastic and pliable which makes your flowers absolutely authentic, real and yet edible. Yes that's right Edible !!!

Gum-paste cake flowers are not difficult in fact they are easy and take skill and craft to perfect.  Once they are prepared and have dried, you will end up with beautiful, porcelain hard, life-like flowers. If keep away from moisture and light, these flowers will keep for years!

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Gum-paste / Sugar Flowers 

  • Create real and long lasting decorative flowers for different cakes and occasions 

  • Enhance your options for cake toppers 

  • Improve your cost on the overall cake and design ​

You will Make 

  1. Flame Lilly

  2. Southern Magnolia Flower

  3. Tiger Lilly

  4. Anemone Flower

  5. French Magnolia Flower

  6. Peony Flower

  7. 3 Types of Roses

  8. Small Rose 

  9. Medium Rose 

  10. Large Rose 

  11. Rose branches​

Skills & Techniques 

  • Gum-paste techniques

  • Sugar Craft figurines skills 

 

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement.

 

Level of Skills Learnt:  Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration: 2 Day Certified Course

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,000

(Price has increased due to suppliers increase in price and cost of all required items for course)

Suitable for: Anyone currently a beginner baker or

                      has a fair level of baking experience.

                      Looking to expand their skills in

                      sugar craft and gum-paste / sugar

                      flowers

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Cake Pops, Popsicles & Chocolate Molds Course

Cake pops, cakesicle molds, popsicle sticks, frosting, candy melts, chocolate, chocolate molds, drizzle and cake.  Need I say more, its fun and easy baking and creative techniques.  

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Cake pops 

  • Cake popsicles 

  • Geometric hearts 

  • Chocolate molds 

You will Bake & Make 

  • Cost effective and efficient cake mix 

  • Tempering of chocolate 

  • Flavor profiles of chocolates - Example Caramel, Fruity, Nutty & non alcohol Liquor flavors amongst many others. We will be using flavoring to enhance the chocolate flavor and complement a cake or cake box.  

 

Introduction to Mold and Tempering Techniques

  • Cake popsicle molds 

  • Cake pop decoration 

  • Chocolate molds 

  • Geometric molds 

  • Tempering chocolate 

  • Drizzle of chocolates 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Variety of chocolate tempering and contemporary techniques 

  • Cake toppers

  • Decorative cake boxes  

SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement provided upon request. An minimal additional fee will apply

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners & Intermediate 

Duration: 1 Day Certified Course 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,300

Suitable for: Anyone currently a

                     beginner baker or has a fair level of

                     baking experience.

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

                          experience 

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Cakes, Ganache & Fondant Cake Decoration Course

TIERED ENGAGEMENT & OCCASIONAL CAKES COURSE

 

Everything you need to know to perfect your ganache, cover your fondant cakes with a flawless finishes & sharp edges & create exquisite designs with sugar flowers and fondant decoration. 

  • The truth is, most cake decorators struggled at first too.

  • But once you’ve mastered the basics and got the right techniques in place ganache and fondant will become your best friend, not your enemy.

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Two Tier Cake

  • Bake & Crumb Coat

  • Ganache and Sharp Edges on Cakes 

  • Secure with dowels

  • Layer & Stake Two Tier Cakes  

  • Panel method for Fondant 

  • Cover Cakes with Fondant

  • Sugar Paste Flowers

You will Bake 

  • Red Velvet Sponge Cake 

  • Blue Velvet Sponge Cake

(2 Day Weekend Course Sponges will be baked and Recipes will be provided)

 

Introduction to Ganache & Fondant Techniques

  • Ganache techniques

  • Baby Shower Fondant Topper Decoration ​

  • Sugar Craft Fondant Toppers ​

Skills & Techniques 

  • Ganache Cakes & Shape Edges

  • Fondant Figurines Techniques 

  • Layers sponge cakes 

  • Crumb coating 

  • Secure with dowels 

  • Sharp edges with Ganache & Fondant 

  • Sugar Roses 

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement 

 

Level of Skills learnt: Advance 

Duration: 3 Day Certified Course 

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R7,200 

Suitable for: Anyone ready to take their baking

                      to the next level. Suitable for those

                      looking to specialize in fondant,

                      novelty & celebration cakes 

Requirements: Fair knowledge or experience is beneficial to become proficient.  We suggest to have completed Beginners & Intermediate Cakes & Buttercream Cake Decoration Course.  This prior introduction will enable you to become exceptional in the key learning objectives of this course. 

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Biscuit & Cookie Course

FLOUR BASED CONFECTIONERY FOOD PRODUCT WHICH IS  MADE AND BAKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY TO CAKES 

Much like cake, biscuit and cookies are soft and crumble unlike the sponge based products.  A biscuit is a flour-based baked food product.  Cookies are made from a soft, thick dough and are denser than an English biscuit. When they are finished, cookies are larger, softer, and chunkier than their biscuit cousins.  One Day Class is a must to perfect scones, biscuits & cookies 

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Make a soft dough for both biscuits & cookies

  • Understand the texture of both biscuits & cookies

  • Use various piping skills to create decorative biscuits 

You will Bake

  • Almond Snowballs / Greek Cookies

  • Melting Moments Biscuits ​

  • English Ginger Cookies ​

  • French Madeleines  ​

  • Swedish Tea Rings​

  • Traditional Scones 

Additional Recipes 

  • Peanut Butter Cookies​​​​

  • Classic NO SPREAD Sugar Cookies

Skills & Techniques 

  • Perfecting the texture of biscuit and cookies

  • Cookies require soft dough, while biscuits require hard dough.

  • Cookies are little heavier than biscuits, whereas, biscuits are fluffier 

  • Methods and process for making these biscuit and cookies based products 

  • Storage and managing orders 

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SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement is available upon request 

Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration:  1 Day Course 

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,900

Suitable for: Anyone! ​

Requirements: No previous knowledge or experience

Contact Us to Schedule an Alternative Date 

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French Patisserie Pastry Certified Course 

FRENCH PATISSERIE PASTRY 101

 

Come fall in love with French Pastries. Be able to make amazing French classics such as Croissants, Custard slices, Profiteroles, Chocolate éclairs and Paris-Brest.

Learn the fundamental techniques and how to make pastries.  Build your skills and techniques step by step and start cooking and baking like a professional pastry chef.

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Make a variety of confectionary & savory pastry items using puff pastry 

  • Understand and work an enriched dough

  • Practice and learn the techniques and methods of Lamination 

You will Make & Bake

  • Croissant Pastry Dough ​

  • Classic Croissants​

  • Pain Au Chocolat​​​

  • ​Butter Puff Pastry 

  • Mille-Feuille /Custard Slices

  • Cream Horns ​​

  • Tartlets 

  • Basic Enriched Dough 

  • Twisted Cinnabons ​

  • Rose Des Sable Au Chocolat​

  • Chocolate Eclairs​

  • Choux à la Crème ​/ Choux Pastry ​

  • Classic Eclairs ​ + Paris-Brests​​ +Profiteroles  

  • ​Pâte Sucrée / French Sweet Short-Crust Pastry ​

  • Milk Tart​​ + Classic  Milk Tart Filling

  • French Pastry Cream 

  • ​Chantilly Cream

  • Diplomate Cream

Skills & Techniques 

  • Viennoiserie / Enriched Yeast Leavened Pastry Dough

  • Preparation of enriched dough

  • Lamination techniques and method  

  • Designing and decorating French Patisserie Pastries ​

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement 

​Level of skills learnt: Beginners & Intermediate

Duration: 3 Day Certified Course 

                 (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R7,000

Suitable for: Anyone that enjoy pastries,

                      and are looking to learn the science

                      and art of pastry, will love this course

                      and all the pastries you will be

                      making!!!​

Requirements: No previous knowledge or experience. 

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Dough & Bread Course

YEAST BASED FLOUR PRODUCTS 

A variety of yeas dough recipes you can use for making loaf bread, pizza and dinner rolls anything you can think of using bread.

 

Going through the process of kneading any  dough is crucial and the correct method results in a great texture.  There are lots of different types of dough, and the technique for making pizza dough can differ from making dough for a loaf of bread. All you need to know how to knock up these dough recipes you’ll have an excellent foundation for doughs and breads. 

Looking to learn and perfect

  • Process of making a variety of dough

  • Proof the yeast, scaling ingredients, mix, knead, proof the dough

  • Working with doughs that are made differently and result in different end products. 

You will Bake

  • Dinner Rolls  

  • Focaccia

  • Grissini's / Sesame Bread sticks

  • Pizza dough 

  • Braided Enriched Bread / Challah Bread 

  • Pasta Ball / Ravioli 

Skills & Techniques 

  • ​Fermentation process 

  • Understand and work with a leavening agent 

  • Kneading technique 

  • Proofing process 

  • Shaping dough 

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SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement is available upon request 

​Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners, Intermediate & Advance

Duration:  1 Day Course 

                  (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R3,500 

Suitable for: Anyone!

Requirements: No previous knowledge or experience 

 

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Bakery Confectioners Certified Course 

STARTING UP A SMALL BUSINESS OR BAKERY

 

We got you. Are you interested in baking, are you keen on learning the ins and outs of baking methods for large quantities and production volume. Are you looking to start a small business, are you a baker who is ready to start a bakery business.  This course is for anyone interested in understanding the bakery confectioners baking process and ingredients. 

They say bread will get you on your feet but its confectionary that will make you money.  Starting a bakery is an exciting project! Learn all the requirements,  tips, tricks and secrets required to in a bakery. 

Looking to learn 

  • The key procedures for baking depending on scale

  • Work with various ingredients used in a commercial setting 

  • Make a variety of sponge based products

  • Use various piping skills to create decorative bakery cakes 

You will Bake​​​

  • Scones​​

  • Chelsea Buns ​​

  • Madeira Cakes ​​

  • Chocolate Muffins ​​

  • Queen Cakes​

  • Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing  ​

  • Vanilla Sponge Cake  & Buttercream Icing ​

  • A Bakery Premix for home baking

 

Skills & Techniques 

  • Process to making items found in a bakery. 

  • Breads, scones & cake items 

  • Learn more in- depth details of mass production  

  • Bakery Business Plan 

  • Bakery Start Up Checklist 

Includes your SACA Certificate of Completion & Achievement 

​Level of Skills Learnt: Beginners, Intermediate & Advance 

Duration: 2 Day Course 

                (View the Calendar for for upcoming dates) 

Time: 09:00 to 16:00  

Course Fee: R6,000 

Suitable for: Anyone! ​

Requirements: No previous knowledge or

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